Cloud is set to become the dominant computing model, and organizations need to find ways to quickly and cost effectively secure their deployments in these environments. According to Gartner, cloud will be the centerpiece of new digital experiences with 95% of new workloads being deployed in the public cloud. What’s more, Palo Alto Networks in its State of Cloud Native Security 2022, found that today, 69% of companies host more than half their workloads in the cloud—a 123% increase from 2020.
As these workloads shift to the public cloud, they become more interconnected than ever before. A majority of organizations (55%) report a weak security posture and believe they need to improve their underlying activities— such as gaining multi cloud visibility, applying more consistent governance across accounts, or streamlining incident response and investigation— to achieve a stronger posture. And to compound the issue, 80% of organizations that primarily use open source security tools have weak or very weak security posture.